#Fillthebucket was founded in the aftermath of the natural disasters that hit Nepal after the monsoon rains in 2014.
The idea was to deliver versatile buckets containing basic essentials like non perishable food items, first aid, toiletries, and tarpaulins for temporary shelter. Within a month's time #Fillthebucket was able to assist 2500 affected homeless families covering more than 12 villages. Immediately after the earthquake on April 25th, #fillthebucket started a recce in and around Kathmandu to assess what was most essential to the victims.
April 26, 2015
The team delivered their first distribution of relief in Harisiddhi and then Lubhu. Tarpaulins, non perishable food items and health kits were distributed. They where then called by the ministry of commerce and supplies to assist them in distribution of relief materials in all areas affected by the disaster.
April 28, 2015
The team assisted the government by transporting 3000kgs of beaten rice (chura) and wai wai along with shelter to Chautara, Sindhupalchowk
April 30th, 2015
The team in collaboration with Nepalgunj Medical College headed to Dolakha with 10,000kgs of rice, 400 tarpaulins and nonperishable food items along with a team of doctors to set up health camps. #fillthebucket also distributed the same in kavre.
May 3rd, 2015
A convoy of #fillthebucket dispersed with a team of doctors, medical supplies and non-perishable food items to Gorkha. Another convoy is was dispatched towards Lapsefedi, Sankhu with 300 tarpaulins and non perishable food items.
Relief aid, while well intentioned, often ends up in the pockets of corrupt local bureaucrats and/or multinational contracts, with very little reaching the people that actually need it. Ensure that your contributions reach those in need.
Read #WeHelpNepal's funding criteria and mission.
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